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  • Chamber Choir 4MUSI20214

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will further explore all aspects of choral and ensemble singing, building on awareness of style, historical context and connections across the breadth of choral repertoire, sacred and secular, from the 13th to the 21st century. Singers will continue to develop technical aspects of choral...

  • Piano Duo and Duet 1MUSI20099

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will develop their techniques as duo and duet pianists and study selected repertoire, drawing from a range of the duet and duo literature from the 18th century to the present day.

  • Performance Study 5MUSI30009

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will develop a thorough technical background to cope with all stylistic demands. Areas to be covered include advanced study of instrumental or vocal technique and all related aspects of music performance. In addition, classes in the repertoire and materials of the instrument will be unde...

  • Big Band 3MUSI30165

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The Big Band comprises 5 saxophones, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass, guitar and drums. Occasionally other instruments are employed for special projects, and for some concerts singers are also used. All positions are auditioned at the start of each year, and the timetable works so that stude...

  • Vocal Ensemble 1MUSI30206

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students explore various aspects of vocal ensemble singing, from the purely technical (intonation, breathing together, harmonized pronunciation) to the subtleties of developing relationships and roles, through an exploration of vocal chamber music repertoire and small operatic ensembles.

  • Composition 3MUSI30213

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject continues development for students pursuing musical composition as a personally-directed creative activity. Students create a folio of original music (scores and recordings) including composition projects covering areas of compositional philosophy, technique, directed listening and s...

  • Medieval and Renaissance Ensemble 6MUSI30261

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is a mixed instrumental and vocal ensemble of 12–20 members that performs music of the Renaissance. Instruments for the players will be made available from the University’s instrument collection.

  • Music Performance 5MUSI30217

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will develop a thorough technical background to cope with all stylistic demands. Areas to be covered include advanced study of instrumental or vocal technique and all related aspects of music performance. In addition, classes in the repertoire and materials of the instrument will be unde...

  • Music Performance 6MUSI30218

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will continue the program of practical study commenced in earlier Music Performance subjects. Vocal and instrumental students will further develop their technique and awareness of the stylistic and interpretative characteristics of the repertory studied with an individually designed prog...

  • Orchestral Ensembles 6MUSI30186

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The Orchestral Ensembles (including large instrumental bands and orchestras) play an important role in the educational and performance activities of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Students participating in Orchestral Ensembles gain invaluable experience through rehearsing and performing a...

  • Riffs: Guitar Cultures & Practice 2MUSI20196

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is a further exploration of a range of popular guitar styles that have had widespread impact over the past century, including blues, rock and global folk styles. As well as examining relevant literature and recordings, students will develop and enhance their ability to perform exampl...

  • University Orchestral Ensembles 1MUSI20124

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The Orchestral Ensembles (including large instrumental bands and orchestras) play an important role in the educational and performance activities of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Students participating in Orchestral Ensembles gain invaluable experience through rehearsing and performing a...

  • String Ensemble 1MUSI20091

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The String Ensemble is a specialist ensemble for the development of ensemble skills through learning and performing key works from the string repertory.

  • Choir 2MUSI10162

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Choir is a large group that performs works of larger scale, often with orchestra. Members are assisted to reach a high level of vocal ability during the course of the semester as well as learning works for performance.

  • Music Language 1: the Diatonic WorldMUSI10023

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 2Year:2019

    An introduction to the elements and processes of voice leading during the period of triadic tonality through the study of species counterpoint and diatonic harmonic processes. Students are expected to attain a sound understanding of the elements and processes of voice leading and diatonic harmoni...

  • Creativity, Genius, Expertise and TalentMUSI20222

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Defines research dealing with the complexity of creativity, genius, expertise and talent across disciplines, including music. Recent research will examine the natural abilities, environmental and intrapersonal catalysts and developmental processes that lead to the development of human potential i...

  • Choir 1MUSI10159

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Choir is a large group that performs works of larger scale, often with orchestra. Members are assisted to reach a high level of vocal ability during the course of the semester as well as learning works for performance.

  • The Music Producer: From Brass to BeatsMUSI30236

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines music production and the role of the music producer. It surveys the development of music production from early multi-track techniques to contemporary use of beats, loops and samples. Aspects of the function and crafting of sound elements will be examined in the context of en...

  • Research EssayMUSI90185

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Candidates will plan a research topic related to their performance practice and produce a 5000 word research essay excluding bibliography, footnotes and appendices.

  • Research PaperMUSI40084

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The research paper should identify and critically reflect on an issue persuasively presented as relevant to the candidate’s major project. It should demonstrate a capacity for critical investigation and discrimination and address context as well as identify pertinent thematic, technical, stylisti...